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authorDaniel Barkalow <>2009-11-18 01:42:24 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2009-11-18 05:45:44 (GMT)
commit3714831189b32591ffe33c08e209a9a61c25a2f6 (patch)
tree9ca6c917ee450149a41fa2538e48ab4c3309856e /transport.h
parent0a4da29dd806bca41cc615961d034b5a5fc30ff7 (diff)
Allow fetch to modify refs
This allows the transport to use the null sha1 for a ref reported to be present in the remote repository to indicate that a ref exists but its actual value is presently unknown and will be set if the objects are fetched. Also adds documentation to the API to specify exactly what the methods should do and how they should interpret arguments. Signed-off-by: Daniel Barkalow <> Signed-off-by: Sverre Rabbelier <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'transport.h')
1 files changed, 39 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/transport.h b/transport.h
index c14da6f..503db11 100644
--- a/transport.h
+++ b/transport.h
@@ -18,11 +18,48 @@ struct transport {
int (*set_option)(struct transport *connection, const char *name,
const char *value);
+ /**
+ * Returns a list of the remote side's refs. In order to allow
+ * the transport to try to share connections, for_push is a
+ * hint as to whether the ultimate operation is a push or a fetch.
+ *
+ * If the transport is able to determine the remote hash for
+ * the ref without a huge amount of effort, it should store it
+ * in the ref's old_sha1 field; otherwise it should be all 0.
+ **/
struct ref *(*get_refs_list)(struct transport *transport, int for_push);
- int (*fetch)(struct transport *transport, int refs_nr, const struct ref **refs);
+ /**
+ * Fetch the objects for the given refs. Note that this gets
+ * an array, and should ignore the list structure.
+ *
+ * If the transport did not get hashes for refs in
+ * get_refs_list(), it should set the old_sha1 fields in the
+ * provided refs now.
+ **/
+ int (*fetch)(struct transport *transport, int refs_nr, struct ref **refs);
+ /**
+ * Push the objects and refs. Send the necessary objects, and
+ * then, for any refs where peer_ref is set and
+ * peer_ref->new_sha1 is different from old_sha1, tell the
+ * remote side to update each ref in the list from old_sha1 to
+ * peer_ref->new_sha1.
+ *
+ * Where possible, set the status for each ref appropriately.
+ *
+ * The transport must modify new_sha1 in the ref to the new
+ * value if the remote accepted the change. Note that this
+ * could be a different value from peer_ref->new_sha1 if the
+ * process involved generating new commits.
+ **/
int (*push_refs)(struct transport *transport, struct ref *refs, int flags);
int (*push)(struct transport *connection, int refspec_nr, const char **refspec, int flags);
+ /** get_refs_list(), fetch(), and push_refs() can keep
+ * resources (such as a connection) reserved for futher
+ * use. disconnect() releases these resources.
+ **/
int (*disconnect)(struct transport *connection);
char *pack_lockfile;
signed verbose : 2;
@@ -74,7 +111,7 @@ int transport_push(struct transport *connection,
const struct ref *transport_get_remote_refs(struct transport *transport);
-int transport_fetch_refs(struct transport *transport, const struct ref *refs);
+int transport_fetch_refs(struct transport *transport, struct ref *refs);
void transport_unlock_pack(struct transport *transport);
int transport_disconnect(struct transport *transport);
char *transport_anonymize_url(const char *url);